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lobbying

Attempting to shape legislation, influence legislators, or mold public opinion.

lobbying,

n the act of influencing, by argumentation, the course of action of a legislator.
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Lobbyists were an easy target for political commentators, both in 1869 and today, but they are protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution, which enshrines "the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
De Caprio takes over the position from Stephen Littlejohn who was appointed interim Lobbyist Registrar in May 2016 following the retirement of Linda Gehrke.
Those who wish less power for lobbyists would be wise to side with Thomas Jefferson to support term limits.
The legislative session may be over, but that doesn't mean it's vacation time for many of the Capitol's lobbyists.
Under the new law, the definition of what constituted a lobbyist expanded.
A policymaker is entitled to expect candid disclosure from the lobbyist, including accurate and reliable information about the identity of the client and the nature and implications of the issues, according to Woodstock Theological Center's Principles for the Ethical Conduct of Lobbying.
Hugo Black of Alabama led an investigation into lobbying that found one congressman had received 816 telegrams about a bill-all written and paid for by a single utility company lobbyist.
In the United States, the Lobbying Disclosure Act, amended in 2007, requires lobbying firms to file quarterly reports listing their lobbying expenditure, the issues on which they lobbied, the federal agencies contacted and the lobbyists employed to work on each issue.
Interim Recovery Act Guidance for Lobbyist Communications
The Birmingham News reported that records indicate lobbyists representing both schools have rescinded their state registrations.
The first Lobbyists Registration Act came into force in 1989, but, for all practical purposes, the disclosure requirements were no more than what you would find on a business card.